Assembly Bill (AB) 327 (Perea), Stats. 2013, ch. 611, directed the Commission to develop a successor to the then existing Net Energy Metering (NEM) tariff that included “promoting the installation of renewable generation among residential customers in disadvantaged communities (“DACs”).
To that end, on June 21, 2018, the Commission approved D.18-06-027, Alternate Decision Adopting Alternatives to Promote Solar Distributed Generation in Disadvantaged Communities (“DAC”), D.18-10-007, dated October 11, 2018, a decision-making corrections and clarifications to D.18-06-027, and Resolution E-4999 (together, the “DAC Decisions”) which together implement three new programs to promote solar energy in Disadvantaged Communities – the DAC–Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (“DAC-SASH”) program, the DAC-Community Solar Green Tariff (“DAC-CSGT”) program, and the DAC-Green Tariff (“DAC-GT”) program.
Summary of SCE’s DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Solicitation
SCE is soliciting energy from solar projects located in DACs (as specifically defined in the RFO instructions). Procurement for the DAC-GT and CSGT Programs will run simultaneously and be conducted through a competitive solicitation. Consistent with the DAC Resolution, each program will have separate capacity allocations and bid requirements. SCE will hold two RFOs each year until the program caps (DAC-GT 56.5MW and CSGT 14.63MW) have been met.
Summary of SCE’s CSGT RFI
The end goal of the CSGT RFI is to facilitate the development of projects by educating DAC communities and potential community sponsors, and then sharing any interest expressed by such communities and sponsors with those who seek to develop eligible project. SCE will also hold an RFI process to solicit information from SCE DAC communities to better understand community goals and available resources, which can inform future CSGT RFOs.
DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Timeline
|DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Launch||February 27th, 2020|
|DAC-GT and CSGT Webinar Conference||March 5th, 2020|
|Offer Submittal Deadline||April 13th, 2020|
|Notification by SCE of any Offer non-conformances (“Request to Cure”)||April 16th, 2020|
|Offeror deadline to clear Offer non-conformances (“Cure Deadline”)||April 30th, 2020|
|SCE Notification of Award||July 2nd, 2020|
|Deadline for signed contracts from Sellers||July 27th, 2020|
|Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval||August 27th, 2020|
Offerors intending to submit Offers, but do not yet have an existing PowerAdvocate® account, must first register to create a username/password with PowerAdvocate® to receive access to the event (event code 94659 for DAC-GT RFO and 101183 for CSGT RFO). Users without an existing PowerAdvocate® account may register and request access here for DAC-GT RFO and here for CSGT RFO.
CSGT RFI Timeline
|CSGT RFI Launch||February 27th, 2020|
|CSGT RFI Webinar Conference||March 5th, 2020|
|RFI Response Deadline via PowerAdvocate®||June 30th, 2020|
Respondent intending to submit Responses, but do not yet have an existing PowerAdvocate® account, must first register to create a username/password with PowerAdvocate® to receive access to the event (event code 94679 for CSGT RFI). Users without an existing PowerAdvocate® account may register and request access here.
SCE will host three (3) back-to-back Bidder’s Conference Call on Thursday March 5th, 2020, 10am – 1pm PPT to discuss varying procurement events. Below are the specified webinar timeslots.:
- 10am to 11am – DAC-GT RFO
- 11am to noon – CSGT RFO
- Noon to 1pm – CSGT RFI
Skype Link (NOTE: Please select “Do not join audio” as this link will be for the presentation only) –
Call-in Information (Participants MUST dial in to receive audio)
Participant Passcode: 1152240
Following the Bidder’s Conference, copies of the presentations and an audio recording will be posted here along with a Bidder’s Conference Q&A and any PowerAdvocate Q&As that evolve during the 45-day bid window.
- DAC-GT RFO Presentation and Audio
- DAC-CSGT RFO Presentation and Audio
- DAC-CSGT RFI Presentation and Audio
- RFO Q&A
- RFI Q&A
All bid materials including RFO/RFI Instructions, Offer Workbook, etc. can be found below and in the PowerAdvocate® website under the respective event codes.
- DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Instructions
- DAC-GT RFO Offer Workbook
- DAC-CSGT RFO Workbook
- DAC-GT and CSGT Standard Contract Base (Non-negotiable) Updated 4/10/2020
- DAC-GT and CSGT Standard Contract Attachment (non-negotiable)
- Voluntary Consent Interconnect
- Exhibit B Quality Checklist and Example